How We Teach

At She'arim, students actively participate in the learning process. Students are encouraged to ask questions and develop their own personal attachment to Torah. She’arim students discover the depth of Torah by learning the text directly. Information which is gleaned directly from the source provides a richer understanding and appreciation of the subject matter. 

  • Students are placed in appropriate levels based on their background and skills. Students may move between levels as their Hebrew and text skills improve, or combine classes in different levels to form personalized schedules.

  • Students learn with a learning partner (chevruta). Tutors are provided with the goal of helping students to become independent in their learning.

  • Each She’arim student chooses a mentor from among the staff, with whom she can discuss her personal development.

Our Classes include Chumash and Navi with commentaries, Halacha, Prayer, Jewish thought and Ethics. Our more philosophical classes on Maharal, Ramchal, and Chassidut allow our students to consciously access the spiritual depths of Judaism, while our emphasis on text keeps these classes.

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    She'arim is a school for women run by women

     Care is taken to provide all the elements necessary to develop the kind of connection to Torah that is uniquely a woman’s. The atmosphere at She'arim is characterized by mutual cooperation, concern, encouragement, and growth. We want every student to reach her potential emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.

    Tutor

    She'arim makes extensive use of tutors to provide individualized instruction. The use of tutors allows us to provide each  student with the tools that she needs to understand the text. In addition, a student may request that a tutor teach her any topic that is of particular interest to her.

    Overview PageInteractive classrooms

    Small by design, the majority of our classes are interactive. Students are encouraged to question and participate as they explore the material together with the teacher

    Overview PageBasic Jewish concepts and Grammer

    A brief overview of Jewish concepts is given weekly in each level in order to help students fill in basic Jewish knowledge.
    An optional ten session grammar tutorial class is offered on two levels to students who wish to improve their knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and grammar. 

     Gallery7To Learn and to Teach

    At She'arim, we are constantly looking to the future. Our Learn and Teach program is designed to give advanced students and alumni the tools they need to develop their teaching skills. Intense classes in Chumash with Rashi, Navi, Ramban, Rambam, and Pedagogy include weekly homework assignments in each topic.

Levels

Faculty



She’arim’s faculty
are experienced educators with diverse backgrounds and approaches. Their knowledge of Torah, combined with their caring attitude, allow students to learn and grow in a warm and supportive environment.

 

 Additional programming

She’arim College of Jewish Studies for Women

Agassi 23/2 Har Nof, Jerusalem Israel

Phone: +972-2-651-4240 U.S.# 646-506-9306

Fax: +972-2-651-8370

Email:shearim@shearim.com

Israel Mailing Address:

She’arim

P.O. Box 34629

Jerusalem, Israel 91346

U.S. Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 747

Bala Cynwyd, PA.

19004-0747
  

U.K. Mailing Address:

Financial Queries  (only):

155 Edgwarebury Lane

Edgware Middlesex 

HA8 8ND

Canadian Mailing Address:

   Financial Office (only):

     Rebecca Morin

     Canadian Friends of She'arim

     809 Weston Drive

     Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1W1

 

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